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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Jan 15, 2014 1:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Essential AUDs

I’m just curious what you guys consider to be the most essential audience recordings out there. By essential I mean any AUD for which either a SBD doesn’t exist, the AUD outperforms the SBD, or the AUD is of very high quality and provides atmospherics that the SBD doesn’t. Of course, there are AUDs that provide a critical ‘patch’ for an incomplete SBD (like, say, 5/26/73), but I’m more curious about AUDs that are essential as entire shows. (And matrices don’t count—that’s fodder for another thread.)

Here are some (mostly) obvious picks…

An AUD (probably more accurate to call it a ‘field recording’) by Bear (!) that is of very good quality and features some nice performances. I have selected it based on its novelty, quality, and because it is the best representation of at least part of this high-caliber performance:
https://archive.org/details/gd1972-11-13.aud.owsley.gems.105812.flac16
…and the whole show for completists (but not all recorded by Bear)…
https://archive.org/details/gd72-11-13.aud.hanno.10089.sbeok.shnf

No SBD circulates for this legendary performance that may feature the most glorious ‘Tighten Up’ jam of ‘em all:
https://archive.org/details/gd_nrps70-06-24.aud.pcrp5.23062.sbeok.flacf

And from the same venue (excellent ‘Dark Star’>’The Main Ten Jam’>Jam>’Dancin’ in the Streets’, ‘Morning Dew’, and the only time the boys pulled out ‘Mystery Train’ together):
https://archive.org/details/gd70-11-08.aud.owens.23474.sbeok.shnf

Save for the vocals, the quality of this WoS recording is excellent and features some incredible playing, from the CCS>IKYR to the Playin’ sandwich. Oh yeah, no SBD circulates for this one (and it apparently isn’t in the vault; http://www.agitators.com/gd/dick_1974.html) (I’ve listed several versions here because they do vary ever so slightly and depending on what you listen to it with, you may prefer one over the other):
https://archive.org/details/gd1974-07-21.ecm22p.bertrando.motb0056.88979.sbeok.flac16
https://archive.org/details/gd1974-07-21.sony22p.bertrando-miller.88553.sbeok.flac16
https://archive.org/details/gd1974-07-21.ecm22p.bertrando.89033.flac24

And this usual suspect, also from Bertrando at the Hollywood Bowl:
https://archive.org/details/gd71-08-06.aud.bertrando.yerys.129.sbeok.shnf

Neil Cassidy with the Dead backing him:
https://archive.org/details/gd1967-07-23.aud.sorochty.125462.flac16

And some extras that give you a different take on some official releases…
https://archive.org/details/gd1974-06-26.akgd1000e.moore.berger.105919.flac24
https://archive.org/details/gd1974-06-28.sonyecm99.moore.berger.106003.flac24
https://archive.org/details/gd74-08-06.merin.weiner.gdADT.5914.sbefail.shnf

https://archive.org/details/gd1977-09-03.aud.wagner.minches.91650.flac16
…or this one, both are pretty good, as I recall…
https://archive.org/details/gd1977-09-03.aud.102409.flemming.berger.flac24

https://archive.org/details/gd89-07-07.aud.wiley.7855.sbeok.shnf (other sources available)


Here are a couple links that might help those searching for AUDs:
http://www.deadlistening.com/
http://www.gdluckynumbers.org/

I’m curious to see what shows you guys recommend. Also, I haven’t copied many of these to CD, but for those who have, I would be interested to know how good they sound in the car or on a nice stereo, as it seems most AUDs do better on headphones.

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Jan 15, 2014 6:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

I wore this resource out back in the day.
http://bornagaindeadhead.blogspot.com/2006/01/best-auds-at-archive.html

All of them are on CD and I listen to AUDS as much as i do with other sources.

I love 6-24-70, 11-8-70, 11-5-70, these i turn up loud! Love the audience participation!

Also CHEERS to the GD listening guide, excellent insightful reviews.

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Poster: kochman Date: Jan 15, 2014 4:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

Been meaning to add to this as I've been reviewing each show, year by year..
Will add your list to mine.

05/03/69 http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-03.aud.phunk1.73.sbeok.shnf
04/29/72 http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-04-29.aud.vernon.5250.sbeok.shnf
07/01/73 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-07-01.fob.kaslow-todd.motb-0055.88528.flac16
09/28/75 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1975-09-28.fob.menke-falanga.motb-0069.91769.flac16
06/21/76 http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-21.aud.vernon.6679.sbeok.shnf
06/22/76 http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-22.aud.vernon.6680.sbeok.shnf
06/23/76 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-23.aud.vernon.6681.sbeok.shnf
06/27/76 http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-27.aud.vernon.7341.sbeok.shnf
06/28/76 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-28.aud.unknown.vernon.9776.shnf
08/02/76 http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-08-02.gatto.aj.245.sbeok.shnf
09/24/76 http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-09-24.aud.unknown.16901.sbeok.shnf
09/28/76 http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-09-28.aud.vernon.14356.sbeok.shnf There is an Official Release of this show
10/01/76 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-10-01.sonyECM33p.moore.berger-tallmadge.84358.flac16
10/02/76 http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-10-02.moore.weiner.14560.sbeok.shnf
10/09/76 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-10-09.aud.fix-10179.tetzeli.sbeok.83819.flac16 There is an Official Release of this show
10/10/76 http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-10-10.hollwein.vernon.11670.sbeok.shnf There is an Official Release of this show
06/04/77 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-06-04.fob.menke.motb-0096.97183.flac16
04/19/78 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-04-19.fob.sonyECM250.walker-scotton.miller.94494.sbeok.flac16
04/28/80 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-04-28.fob.glassberg.motb.0040.88858.sbeok.flac16
05/01/80 http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-05-01.fob.glassberg.motb-0084.96313.flac16
05/12/80 http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-05-12.rolfe.weiner.5922.sbeok.shnf
09/02/80 http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-09-02.aud.skankweed.26458.sbeok.shnf
03/09/81 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-09.nak700.glassberg.motb.82372.sbeok.flac16
05/01/81 http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-05-01.wise.clugston.2218.sbeok.shnf
10/02/81 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-10-02.aud.unknown.sirmick.80289.sbeok.flac16
10/10/81 http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-10-10.sennmd441-weiskircher.eurodead.7481.sbeok.shnf
10/11/81 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-10-11.aud.unknown.stephens.76195.sbeok.flac16
10/15/81 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-10-15.aud.michel.79933.sbeok.flac16
02/20/82 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-02-20.fob.sonyecm220t.keshavan.miller.94410.sbeok.flac16
07/29/82 http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-07-29.fob-senn421.wise.4981.sbeok.shnf
10/09/82 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-10-09.nak700.anon-poris.LMPP.95656.flac16
03/25/83 http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-03-25.fob-senn.willy.7350.sbeok.shnf
04/17/83 http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-04-17.rolfe.weiner.7317.sbeok.shnf
05/14/83 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-05-14.fob.sonyecm220t.keshavan.miller.fix.94515.sbeok.flac16 Verified Best Source
05/15/83 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-05-15.fob.sonyecm220t.keshavan.miller.fix.94516.sbeok.flac16
08/20/83 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-08-20.fob.sony220t.keshavan.miller.96387.sbeok.flac16
09/02/83 http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-09-02.beyer_senn.unk.23854.sbefail.shnf
10/08/83 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-10-08.senn441.silberman.miller.97883.sbeok.flac16
10/12/83 http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-10-12.aud.gustin.345.sbeok.shnf
10/15/83 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-10-15.fob.senn441.silberman.miller.93751.sbeok.flac16
04/07/84 http://archive.org/details/gd1984-04-07.108618.Beyer-DaWeez.D5scott.flac16
06/21/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-06-21.nak300.ackerman.andrewf.32640.sbeok.flac16
07/15/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-07-15.beyerm160.quirk.perez.32295.sbeok.flac16
10/06/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-06.nak.grace-cole.15573.sbeok.shnf
10/08/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-10-08.senn421.pauline.miller.91376.sbeok.flac16
10/11/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-10-11.fob.senn441.andrewf.94404.sbeok.flac16
10/12/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-10-12.schoeps.oade.sacks.nawrocki.fix-17412.18436.sbefail.shnf
10/14/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-10-14.senn421.pauline.miller.91385.sbeok.flac16
10/15/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-10-15.senn421.pauline.miller.91434.sbeok.flac16
10/18/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-10-18.senn421.pauline.miller.91464.sbeok.flac16
10/27/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-27.senn.vernon.17414.sbeok.shnf
10/31/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-31.senn.14947.sbeok.shnf
12/28/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-12-28.aud.unknown.16584.sbeok.shnf
12/29/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-12-29.fob.sonyECM220t.kirschner.miller.95694.sbeok.flac16
12/31/84 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-12-31.nak300.russjcan.96435.sbeok.flac16
03/09/85 http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-03-09.aud.vernon.14448.sbeok.shnf
03/10/85 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-03-12.senn441-pa-deli-mike.mrchips.83444.flac16
04/14/85 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-04-14.senn421.mccue.ford.32621.sbeok.shnf
06/15/85 http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-06-15.oade-schoeps.sacks.24586.sbeok.flacf
06/28/85 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-06-28.senn441.mccue.ford.33339.sbeok.flac16
09/06/85 http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-09-06.schoeps-oade.sacks.28164.sbeok.flacf
09/07/85 http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-09-07.oade.georges.17078.sbeok.shnf
11/01/85 http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-11-01.oade.connor.9217.sbeok.shnf
11/02/85 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-11-02.senn421.zaleski.ford.91238.sbeok.flac16
11/08/85 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-11-08.nak300.damico.87509.sbeok.flac16
12/30/85 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-12-30.schoeps.GEMS.evans-waddell.81314.sbeok.flac16
03/28/86 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1986-03-28.fob.thompson.motb.88950.flac16
04/12/86 http://www.archive.org/details/gd86-04-12.schoeps.eD.13465.sbeok.shnf
04/13/86 http://www.archive.org/details/gd86-04-13.schoeps.eD.13513.sbeok.shnf
05/04/86 http://www.archive.org/details/gd86-05-04.schoeps.eD.15234.sbeok.shnf
05/10/86 http://www.archive.org/details/gd86-05-10.aud.eD.13817.sbeok.shnf
06/20/86 http://www.archive.org/details/gd86-06-20.aud-cmc42.oade_dsp.22935.sbeok.flacf
04/02/87 http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-04-02.aud.eD.11804.sbeok.shnf
04/04/87 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1987-04-04.nak300.andrewf.78055.sbeok.flac16
05/02/87 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1987-05-02.nak700.unknown.cousinit.remaster-24492.98158.flac16
07/24/87 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1987-07-24.pzm.russjcan.92568.sbeok.flac16
07/26/87 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1987-07-26.nak700.yamaguchi-poris.russjcan.98214.flac16
08/12/87 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1987-08-12.aud.painoman.17354.sbeok.shnf
08/12/87 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1987-08-12.nak100.pasternak.81967.sbeok.flac16
11/14/87 http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-11-14.aud.willy.15823.sbeok.shnf
04/23/88 http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-04-23.aud-fob.leeds.16924.sbeok.shnf
04/24/88 http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-04-24.aud-fob.leeds.16887.sbeok.shnf
06/25/88 http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-06-25.schoeps-fob.unknown.8478.sbeok.shnf
07/03/88 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1988-07-03.nak300.carpenter.andrewf.92586.sbeok.flac16
07/17/88 http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-07-17.schoeps.gardner.9245.sbeok.shnf
07/29/88 http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-07-29.aud.hayum.5395.sbeok.shnf
07/30/88 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1988-07-30.pzm.russjcan.94495.flac16
04/03/89 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-04-03.nak300.pasternak.andrewf.89791.sbeok.flac16
07/07/89 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-07-07.fob.clugston.10925.sbeok.shnf
07/07/89 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-07-07.nak300.andrewf.96994.flac16
07/13/89 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-07-13.nak100.mchugh.hanscom-.32897.sbeok.flac16
04/01/90 http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-04-01.aud.gardner.3458.sbeok.shnf
06/23/90 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-06-23.sennME80.gordon.88105.sbeok.flac16
07/04/90 http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-07-04.akg.ladner.8573.sbeok.shnf
07/18/90 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-07-18.nak300.cousinit.97366.flac16
10/22/90 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-10-22.nak300.houck-wright.gmb.90745.sbeok.flac16
03/10/91 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-10.nak700.glassberg.motb.82374.sbeok.flac16
05/03/91 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1991-05-03.schoeps.unknown.gems.91195.sbeok.flac16
06/09/91 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1991-06-09.fob.brennecke-young.GEMS.95641.flac16
06/09/91 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1991-06-09.fob.brennecke-young.GEMS.95641.flac16
06/19/91 http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-06-19.aud.ladner.19144.sbeok.shnf
03/21/92 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1992-03-21.fob.schoeps.evens.gems.76484.sbefail.flac16
06/20/92 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1992-06-20.senn-ME80.wklitz.94214.flac16
06/25/92 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1992-06-25.shure.omalley.22794.sbeok.flac16
10/07/94 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1994-10-07.aud.bleich-sirmick.79019.sbeok.flac16
10/11/94 http://www.archive.org/details/gd94-10-11.akg.nawrocki.2620.sbeok.shnf
06/04/95 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1995-06-04.sennME40.sturtevant-swayne.85723.flac16

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Poster: Headstrung Date: Jan 15, 2014 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

I did something similar a couple of years ago when I upgraded and collected an audience and soundboard for every show played that circulates. Some you didn't mention that are from this month in 1979 include the Steve Rolfe recorded shows from Springfield 1/15/79, New Haven 1/17/79, Providence 1/18/79 and also the Jim Wise Buffalo 1/20/79. Lets not forget the excellent Walker recorded show from Kansas City on 2/10/79.

Lastly there are some audience shows from etree that I am so patiently waiting for to show up here. Mainly an Uptown show from 1980 that doesn't circulate and a Rainbow Theatre from 1981.

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Poster: naturalfractal Date: Jan 15, 2014 8:23am
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This thread will become a permanent bookmark for me, maybe a new home page. Great thread!

https://archive.org/details/gd1983-06-18.beyer.huston.miller.105236.flac16

No SBD for this show. Summer tour opener. First show at SPAC. Candidate for best Dew ever.

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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Jan 18, 2014 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

'(And matrices don’t count—that’s fodder for another thread.)'

Woops...
https://archive.org/post/1000061/favorite-matrixs
Anyway, there are certain topics that warrant a revisitin', and this is certainly one of 'em, what with all the nice, new matrices that keep coming out.

And thanks for the posts, boys. Some of your recommendations are oldies but goodies that I had forgotten about, while others are unfamiliar but look intriguing.



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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 15, 2014 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

I don't have a list, but there are some obvious ones that haven't been mentioned yet:

11/22/68 - Only source. Spooky: https://archive.org/details/gd68-11-22.aud.cotsman.10088.sbeok.shnf

9/30/69 - First CC>IKYR: https://archive.org/details/gd69-09-30.aud.early.hollister.80.sbeok.shnf

8/5/71 and 8/6/71 - Famous AUDs. Better than the boards? I don't know, but they are essential AUDs: https://archive.org/details/gd1971-08-06.fob-SonyECM22p.miller.88816.sbeok.flac16

12/16/78 - No boards available and a truly beautiful AUD. Great show too: https://archive.org/details/gd1978-12-16.sonyecm250-no-dolby.walker-scotton.miller.82212.sbeok.flac16

Currently I'm also enjoying the crap out of the AUDs from the Cal Expo run June 8-10, 1990.

Oh, and I wouldn't want to forget this one. Cole Field House, UMD, 3/7/81 - No SBD source, and this Glassberg MOTB rocks. One of the best Birds Songs ever: https://archive.org/details/gd1981-03-07.nak700.glassberg.motb.82370.sbeok.flac16

Another great one from '81 is this Wagner/Miller beauty. There are no boards that I know of: https://archive.org/details/gd1981-09-12.nak700.wagner.miller.105584.flac16


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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jan 15, 2014 7:47am
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Kochman has it covered but I'd just reiterate that 5/1/81 is not just one of the best-sounding AUDs ever, as good as any SBD, but also is one of the most extraordinary performances ever recorded. An unappreciated and often overlooked show.

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Poster: kochman Date: Jan 15, 2014 10:10am
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I've added these to the list I'm compiling. Thanks.
I have 85-95 that I can add tons of shows too as I rework my entire HD.

I've been focusing on when there SBDs but the AUDs are better on my list, but come to think of it, I'll just make it the list of best AUDs, whether there is a SBD or not.

1987 was the biggest pain in the butt, so far, as far as choosing the best source is concerned.

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jan 15, 2014 10:10am
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June 9 / 10, 1973 AUDs and my taping-story counterpart
(and some of the best sounding fireworks ever recorded at a GD show)

gd73-06-10_aux_pa.jpg

re: "AUDs for which there is no SBD" - July 31, 1973 is another one I taped. Reel two is missing. Jerry Moore's source is complete. No SBD.



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Poster: Headstrung Date: Jan 15, 2014 2:25pm
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Hey Monte...congrats on the legal herb. Do you think those steep prices will drop?

I think we are next in California. Two initiatives working their way through the process. Prices in California have plummeted. A pound in Santa Cruz is a grand right now.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 16, 2014 9:16am
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My guess is those prices will, if anything, go up before they go down. As in any retail setting, prices are basically set by consumer demand, and the demand here is more than strong enough to support a very high cost ceiling.

One negative likely resulting from these "high" prices is that the criminal element may be encouraged to continue doing business, now aiming at the customer base unable or unwilling to pay a premium. This example has already been seen in the cigarette business (you can expect the level in the marijuana trade will be much higher): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/10/higher-cigarette-taxes-lu_n_96094.html
So much for the drop in crime.

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jan 15, 2014 4:13pm
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There's a night-and-day difference here between the weed for mmj and the weed for recreational use. I've had my mmj ticket here for years. ( Colorado Constitution Amendment 20 passed by Colorado voters in the year 2000 ) Mmj is stronger with no limits on strength. For Colo residents only, with a doctor's approval. No taxes. I used to get one free ounce of mmj delivered to my home every month. That was six years ago. Now it's ~ 200 / oz. in Fort Collins for "the good stuff" because the rules on mmj have become "enshrined" by the State Legislature. That's when mmj's ma and pa shops were shutdown, along with my caregiver and grower. Everything is commercially operated today, and it's very expensive. All the workers in the mmj business are young people.

Colorado Constitution Amendment 64 was passed by Colorado voters in 2012 for recreational weed. The strength of this weed is limited. It's very heavily taxed. Must be 21 years old. For residents it's one oz / day purchase limit; for non-residents it's one quarter oz / day purchase limit. Pot tourism is being promoted here, but no weed is allowed to leave Colorado. All the workers in the commercial pot business are young people.

Some towns are banning it. ( The usual redneck suspects. )

The Denver City Council recently voted to make it legal for Denver residents to openly smoke dope on their front porch. There ya go!

I think it's very expensive, because of huge taxes and regulation. It's a plant, for cripes sakes. I've seen a lot of very expensive prices.

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Poster: Headstrung Date: Jan 16, 2014 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

I have also had a medical card in California for years. Clinics in this state very greatly from excellent to questionable. Local municipalities already tax the medicine but the state, to the best of my knowledge, hasn't gone that way yet. In communities such as mine so many people grow and the attitudes of the general public are such that for all intents and purpose it is already legal. Marijuana arrests are usually secondary to another crime if you don't have a note. The times they are a changin...

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jan 16, 2014 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

We do have some taxes on mmj here. I was wrong when I said "no taxes on mmj in Colo." It's accurate to say "low taxes on mmj when compared to the high taxes on recreational weed." It's ~ 30% tax for recreational weed.

re: weed and crime
- Colorado recently added a "new" THC blood-limit to their DUI laws
- no smoking pot outdoors, same law applies to booze and open containers
- do not smoke dope on U.S. Forest Service land, you can get arrested for that

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Poster: timewarpwiretap Date: Jan 15, 2014 1:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

This may not be as esoteric as the early 70's shows but it smokes out of the gate: https://archive.org/details/gd1981-03-13.wise.lutch.4167.sbeok.shnf

The PA "blooms" about 0:45 into shakedown........


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Poster: GerryO Date: Jan 15, 2014 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

Perhaps too near and dear to me is my AUD:

https://archive.org/details/gd1970-06-04.123798.gdnrps.sonyTC124.olsen.droncit.flat.flac16

Very late to the game and "released" for the very first time early last year. "Only" a Thursday night at the Fillmore West and the band sounds really fresh. Every song is very focused without a single wasted note. Longer isn't always better. Four Pigpen vocal numbers. A really swaggering Man's World and hot Good Lovin'.

It patches up nicely and isn't a back of the room recording. My original tapes sound richer than what's currently available, but it still beats the SBD in terms of content and sound quality. There are several really nice reviews out there. Play it LOUD!

http://www.deadlistening.com/2013/03/1970-june-4-fillmore-west.html

http://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/post/45115940108/the-grateful-dead-fillmore-west-june-4-1970

http://fuckyesgratefuldead.tumblr.com/post/50650921976/grateful-dead-june-4th-1970-fillmore-west-this

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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Jan 18, 2014 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

Yours is an excellent and important recording, GerryO. Have you considered writing a little something about it? Certainly a lot of us would be interested in hearing about how this recording came to be.

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Poster: GerryO Date: Jan 18, 2014 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

Thank you for listening and responding, and since you may be the only one to read this, I'll share some of what I remember of then, now and the between.

I'd seen and taped CCR, Smokestack Lightning, Wild Honey and People a year or two earlier at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Pavilion (my first concert), using a small battery powered Westinghouse reel-to-reel recorder. Later I replaced it with a Sony 8-track recorder, that I quickly exchanged for a TC-124 cassette deck, complete with a single-point stereo microphone.

I taped the Winterland 1969-11-07 Isaac Hayes/LZ show (where a few girls were panhandling those in line asking for "spare change to see the Grateful Dead") with it, but didn't bother taking it to Altamont a few weeks later. Finally on 1970-06-04 we overcame our fears of driving in SF, Hell's Angels and the drugs in general, and gently coaxed my $500 '54 Ford pick-up to the Fillmore neighborhood to see the band named the Grateful Dead, who at the time had released four very wild looking and equally different albums, that didn't get much play on local radio, at least during normal listening hours.

Entering the SCGP had involved a crushing mad rush of people. Entering the Fillmore West involved no wait in line, a short walk up the stairs past the free apple barrel and finding your spot on the floor in front of a low stage and ultimately a few feet from the band. Just like having them at home in your living room.

The next time we visited the Fillmore West about a month later, my tape deck was confiscated at the door for the night. Early on I listened to my tapes a couple of times, but most early cassette decks had a nasty habit of eating tapes, so I stopped playing them and boxed them up, until late last year and when I contacted droncit, completely by chance.

Attending college full-time, dealing with the draft, working the the swing shift six nights a week at Del Monte during summers and doing other stuff, I never taped many other shows. Marriage and children in the 80s took care of the rest.

I still listen to versions of my own transfers and always have plans to improve on what's currently available.

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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Jan 20, 2014 1:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

Excellent! Thank you for your thoughtful recollection.

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jan 19, 2014 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

Gerry: your story, your efforts, and your contributions are outstanding! Your story is very important.

Here is my detailed electronics story for American History - it's very Dead-related
https://archive.org/post/1006694/more-europe-72-recording-info

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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Jan 20, 2014 1:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Essential AUDs

'Excellent! Thank you for your thoughtful recollection.'

You too, Monte.